years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Since 1997, dogs such as Pakko and Freckles have been delighting everyone they meet during Dr. Dog visits coordinated by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Special talents such as "sleeping on the job" and "balancing cookie on nose" mean that dogs like Frankie and Roo are also favourite visitors at the cancer ward of the Children's Medical Hospital, the Laverna Home for Aging Nuns and with orphaned children.
Withdrawn children speak freely to the dogs during visits and chatter to staff afterwards about their feelings and excitement at seeing the dogs again.
Clearly Dr. Dog in the Philippines is a powerful tool, not only for helping and healing people but also for changing attitudes and school children across the Philippines are pledging to join PAWS in their campaign to teach kindness to animals.
Despite the advances in medical science, our Dr. Dog partners in the Philippines agree that love really still is the best medicine!
Some of the organisations that have benefited from the Dr. Dog program:
Tahanan Walang Hagdadan (House Without Stairs)
Greenhills Music School
Bantay Bata Rescue Centre
White Cross Orphanage
Community of Learners
Dr. Dog Philippines Contact Details: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Coordinator: Nita Lichauco, Anna Hashim-Cabrera or Oscar Lei
Tel/Fax: (632) 475 1688
Tel/Fax: (632) 724 1986
Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Address: 87 Small Horseshoe, New Manila, 1112 Quezon City, Philippines.